My friend

So my friend norma visited me tonight. She only stayed for an hour but it was nice to see her. She wanted me to put a new book on her phone for her. I gave her a Rosie Lewis book, called broken. Rosie Lewis is a UK foster parent writing about her foster kids. Her books are really good. Me and my friend spent the hour she was here chatting. She caught me up on all of her news. I’ll be seeing her again on Tuesday though as I’m doing a training session with her on how to use her I phone on tuesday evening. The taxi was delayed dropping her off to my house, they couldnt find where she was living. Funny that as she always uses that company. They knew where I lived though, so thankfully I didnt have to give them directions asI am no good at doing that.

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How to be happy

1. Make up your mind to be happy. Learn to find pleasure in simple things.
2. Make the best of your circumstances. No one has everything, and everyone has something of sorrow intermingled with gladness of life. The trick is to make the laughter outweigh the tears.
3. Don’t take yourself too seriously. Don’t think that somehow you should be protected from misfortune that befalls other people.
4. You can’t please everybody. Don’t let criticism worry you.
5. Don’t let your neighbor set your standards. Be yourself.
6. Do the things you enjoy doing but stay out of debt.
7. Never borrow trouble. Imaginary things are harder to bear than real ones.
8. Since hate poisons the soul, do not cherish jealousy,enmity,grudges. Avoid people who make you unhappy.
9. Have many interests. If you can’t travel, read about new places.
10. Don’t hold postmortems. Don’t spend your time brooding over sorrows or mistakes. Don’t be one who never gets over things.
11. Do what you can for those less fortunate than yourself.
12. Keep busy at something. A busy person never has time to be unhappy.

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When we share…

When we share laughter,
There’s twice the fun;
When we share success,
We surpass what we’ve done.
When we share problems,
There’s half the pain;
When we share tears,
A rainbow follows rain.
When we share dreams,
They become more real;
When we share secrets,
It’s our hearts we reveal.
If we share a smile,
Then our love shows;
If we share a hug,
Then our love grows.
If we share with someone
On whom we depend,
That person becomes
Family or friend.
And what draws us closer
And makes us all care,
Is not what we have,
But the things that we share.

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Latte

I treated myself to a latte. A homemade one.

I found two in my cupboard and I couldnt resist having one.

I’m sitting here enjoying it, sipping it slowly, savouring every mouthful.

Its a caramel latte. And it tastes sooo good!

This is my self care thing for today.

Blog share. To hell and back

Hi. I have another blog to share with you. A new blog to me and a new blogger too!
https://tohelandback.com/
Do pop on over and say hello! Give her a follow!
She writes about her life with depression and trying to find her own happiness!
carol anne

A great day in Killarney national park

i’ve had a very busy day today traveling. well not so much traveling, but we went to killarney national park. its a big park, it stretches for miles, its full of nature trails, lakes, scenic walks, history, and other things to do. we spent the whole day at the park. we got there around 11 AM. after getting up early, getting ready, packing a picnic lunch, we drove to the park. we walked some of the trails. i think i got around 5000 steps in today in total from all the walking around I did. then after walking we decided to go out on a boat. the boat took us across to an island, where we stopped off and ate our lunch and we got to see the meeting of the waters, what it is is where the 3 killarney lakes intersect. its very beautiful. then the boat brought us back again and when we got back we decided to go on a horse and cart. its pretty expensive to do that. i really wanted to go on one though so i payed for all of us to get on. the driver was very friendly and as we drove he told us about the history of the park. he also let my nephew sit up front with him and he let me pet the horse. the horse was beautiful. he kept nudging my hand and breathing into it. sniffing my hand to see if i had any apples. i actually did have some so i asked the driver if i could give him some and he said yes i could. so it was great I got to feed him apple. the driver took us to tork waterfall and let us off there to take photos and see the waterfalls. we’d seen it before but we got off anyway and took some pictures. after the driver took us back to our drop off point we decided to go in to the grass and sit on our picnic blankets.we sat down for about an hour, just taking in the sun. the weather stayed absolutely beautiful for us all day. there was no rain. the sun shone and i even got a sunburn. it was a fabulous day. we left at around 5, came back to our apartment and my sister took the kids to the hotel swimming pool for a few hours. while she did that mom and me stayed behind and mom made dinner while i just fiddled with my phone and went on facebook. after dinner we just chilled out and watched some tv as we were all very tired. its gone 10 PM now. I’d say we’ll all go to bed pretty soon. We’re all exhausted and we could all do with a good nights sleep.
carol anne